johnson house
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after being mostly done with farm house I moved on to start finishing the john Johnson house in Oregon . got the plans off the library of congress site . this house has a look that appealed to me .

   

though I had to make some concessions Worship   on the front I think I captured the essence of the place,

   

the close up .

   

now to finish the side porch and shingle the place.
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Worship 
You captured it quite nicely!
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Mike

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#3
Yup, I agree with Mike, nice job capturing the look... Applause
Don (ezdays) Day
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founder of the CANYON STATE RAILROAD
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#4
thanks guys, what sold me was the front entry way if you can see in the closeup it is board and batten not ship lap like the rest of the house .the front steps caused me to develop a new system for building them .  will post more on it as I get the side porch added on.
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#5
Nice work, Jim!
It's very likely that the whole house, at one time, was board and batten, then later sheathed-over with shiplap/clapboard, or novelty siding.  That was sometimes done right over the battens, while other examples had the battens removed before the re-siding.

Wayne
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(04-03-2019, 08:18 PM)doctorwayne Wrote: Nice work, Jim!
It's very likely that the whole house, at one time, was board and batten, then later sheathed-over with shiplap/clapboard, or novelty siding.  That was sometimes done right over the battens, while other examples had the battens removed before the re-siding.

Wayne

could be the house was originally built in 1852  the drawings list shiplap on front rear and left side on the right its novelty, the photo dates between 1933 and 1940 .
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#7
getting closer I finally got the side porch on , though a had to make a few compromises  the look is the same I think.

   

as you can see in photo the deck is built to last but the roof is a cobblers dream. looks like the roof and supports are unpainted . now for my build.

   

I built it a little bit more substantial than the original , it looked like the posts are 4 by 4   I made them 6 by 6 for handling. the deck supports will be mostly buried when put on layout.

   

still looks like a stiff breeze would take it out, I'm going to leave it with a unpainted look . next is the kitchen side porch it was built to last . 

   

now to move onto the roofing.
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